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New Meetup Group: UX Leicester

UX Leicester is pleased to announce their first UX Huddle which will take place at Cini Restaurant in Enderby on Tuesday July 19th, 6pm until 8:30pm. The first huddle is an informal gathering for member to meet one another before the main 2016 schedule begins. With over 80 members, this meet up will aim to act as an environment for …

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Leicester Co-Workers – the story so far

Guest post by Ed Woolley from the Leicester Co-working meetup group… Since I’ve journeyed into the world of freelance and entrepreneurship I’ve very much enjoyed the freedom and independence it brings, but kind of felt something was missing. It could be lonely at times and I missed working with my colleagues. I set up Leicester co-workers as a means to …

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Start-up Story: UniYap

If there’s one thing that students love to do, it’s socialize. However, there is a distinct lack of platforms for students to communicate on. At the beginning of a meeting, I briefly discuss this issue, following up with the solution: UniYap. UniYap’s features include channels and instant messaging that are likeable to group chats dedicated to societies, courses, sports team …

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The hunt is on for the best student business ideas

The hunt for the best students and graduate business ideas has officially launched, with £10,000 and other money-can’t-buy opportunities to get your hands on. NACUE has partnered with Tata for another year to fuel fantastic ideas with their national business pitching competition.

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Accelerate your startup from £50 only!

A new acceleration programme from Startdoms… “We finally made it! After several months of testing prices, startups, business models, programs and… our nerves, we created the perfect, most affordable way for bootstrapers to be accelerated. We now have three online programs for early stage startups, starting at £50!…..”

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Watch: Co-working – A New Way of Working

Dr Chris Land from University of Leicester School of Management and Jim Shields from Twist & Shout Communications spoke at the recent VentureFest conference about the value of co-working spaces and how creative businesses will save the world. You can watch both their talks below (with thanks to Jim for releasing the footage):-   Dr Chris Land: Co-working – A New …

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Space sector business incubator launches at Dock, Leicester

My name is Luke Pulford and I run Dock (www.dockleicester.co.uk), Leicester’s innovation centre for high tech businesses. In partnership with the University of Leicester we have just been awarded a grant from the UK Space Agency to launch Leicester’s first incubator for businesses in the Space sector or those who use space data (GPS, Sentinel data etc). The incubator, named …

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New Shared Work Space Deal for Startups at DMU IC

DMU’s Innovation Centre are offering a new deal for start-up businesses that may not be ready for full residential tenancy:-   The space offers: A low monthly cost – £80.00 (inc vat). The use of 1 x desk in the shared work space for a maximum of up to 12 months. Lockable storage. Access Monday-Friday 09.00am – 21.00pm. Wi-Fi/broadband access. …

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The Startup Weekly, Blab.im Show

Guest post by Esben Ehrenskjold of Streamlinedata:- The Startup Weekly is a weekly blab show started in co-orporation between FrenPals, GJ’s Enterprise and Streamline Data Ltd. We will be interviewing start-ups, talking about building a community (local as well as online) and how to market your brand on social media. Please join us and take part in the discussion. Our …

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New Leicester Co-Working Community

Guest post by Edward Woolley, organiser of Leicester Co-Working meetup group:- Do you love the independence that working from home brings, but at the same time miss working in a collaborative environment? Do you wish you could share your skills and benefit from those of others in a co-working environment. Are you an entrepreneur starting out on your own looking …

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